12.08.2012

Gangnam style rapper Psy is 'forever sorry' for anti-US song


Ahead of his scheduled to performance for President Obama and his family at the “Christmas in Washington” concert, South Korean rapper PSY issued a statement apologizing for spouting anti-American lyrics eight years ago.

 "While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted," he wrote in the statement.
I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused anyone by those words,” said a statement from the rapper, who shot to fame when his quirky
  "I have been honoured to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months... and I hope they and all Americans can accept my apology." continued the statement.
Psy during one of his concerts concert in 2002 protested against the US military presence in South Korea, he went on to smash a model of a US tank on stage. At another concert in 2004, Psy performed a song that described killing "Yankees" who had tortured Iraqi prisoners and killing their families "slowly and painfully".

The lyrics were from the song Dear American by South Korean metal band Next.

Psy's Gangnam Style” dance-music video recently became the most watched video on YouTube overtaking Justin Bieber's "Baby" which previously held the record.
A petition on the White House’s “We The People” website demanding President Obama rescind PSY’s invitation has been taken down under the site’s “moderation policy,” with a note saying the petition “is in violation of our Terms of Participation.”

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